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together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so long now, but one month from today, voters nationwide will head to the polls and that's it. >> they say it's been -- after a rough debate, a little good news for president obama. unemployment fell to its lowest level since he took office. >>> we're going to look at what's driving the higher prices. >> a story of a miraculous recovery. a 23-year-old woman's brush with death when her skull was separated from her spine in a car accident. she'll be here to tell us how doctors were able to help her survive. >> it's call
. >> bad night. >> i want to talk to you moment about this senate race in massachusetts with brown and warren, you you are not involved in this are you, marianne, are you working for warren? >> i am not, members of my firm are, however. >> bill: the polls say it's about even, right? >> that's right. very close race. in a state where barack obama is expected to win by at least 20 points here at least 12% of reporters want to send a democrat for a second term. she has every advantage right now. the problem is she has got to close a deal. this is a state doesn't elect women, never have. that's a big challenge for her. the opportunity right now is scott brown has hurt himself in the first two debates by debating style and continuing to call her native american heritage into question. >> bill: why is that hurting him. everybody knows it was a ruse by dr. warren to use that why would that hurt brown? she used that to try to advance her economic career. i think that's a fairly significant issue. >> she claims she is and she claims she did not. i think if you go back and look at the claims
of scott brown, rand paul, david vitter, carly fiorina, and jim demint down at south carolina. murray's pac is also lending a big hand to who? josh mandel in ohio who is of course going after sherrod brown in the senate race in the buckeye state. let's turn to alec mcgillis, a writer for "the new republic." his report, "coal miners donor" details robert murray's efforts to pressure his employees into donating to republican causes. great to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. >> you had i understand several sources come forward and tell you about this pressure to contribute. what surprised you the most? what did you find out? >> i guess i was surprised at just how long this has been going on and we haven't really heard about it. this is an amazing, years long, widespread system that's been going on where workers when they first arrive at this company are told, look. you are -- we expect you to give to the pac, to our pac that's part of working here. you're going to sign a form that lets us take 1% of your pay to give to the pac. you're also going to be --
. >> the governor brown put a message on this legislation saying you know what, i don't know if this is constitutional. he put a message, it is a very rare thing, like he is not sure this is constitutional. >> let me flip this. i am a tax cheat, i don't pay my taxes. if i'm walking down the street and someone has a gun to my head should a scoop protect me? >>lis: of course. yes. you got me both ways because is different. a firefighter for your home should come there and protect you and your children your family whether you pay the fee. the point is it is a fee, not a tax. just to make sure that your community is safe. that's all it is. $150? really? really? really? >> i'm pretty sure whatever reviewing court looks at it will find that the label does not rule the day. it is the effect, which is a levee, a charge, a charge on the taxpayers of california and they will pay it with a two-thirds majority vote. there has to a constitutionality and procedural constitutionality. >> if we allow this to lap in every town, can't they levee the fees all over the place if everything? >>lis
to the races. republican congressman paul brown of georgia, quote, september jobs report raises questions. quote, i don't think bls cooked numbers. i think a bunch of dems lied about getting jobs. that would have the same effect. that was from a senior writer at something called the washington examiner, a conservative thing online. eric bolling who is at fox news, he wrote, wow. obama labor department smarter than all 25 of america's top economists. or something far more inside ous. i don't know. then there was this from conservative talk radio host laura ingram. quote, jobs numbers from labor secretary hilda solis are total pro obama propaganda. just looking on twitter you could see the ground swell on the right that they were going to build their own iran-ternet on this. forget the real world they were going to build their own private world that made them happier. the real world is inconvenient. we will have our own. the real facts are not accepted. we will have our own. time for fresh fact. you could see the ground swell building for this on the right first online but then of course wh
as the sky is brown and we all know it's blew, that's one thing. but there have been repeating studies, republicans trotting out democrat-based studies and democrats trotting out republican-based studies, muddling oval yous and how to attack a problem that's ultimately up to the voters and it's really unclear whether either of these candidates is telling the truth or in a sense arguing were for something that can't be done -- >> here's fact that's not unclear. romney says that -- romney essentially has a cvent plan. he says when he unveils which deductions and loop hole his e ee going to close, then you will see that his tax plan won't increase the deficit. that in and of itself is a pretty central fact in this debate, but not, if you look at the media coverage. >> no, that's true. and i think the fact that we have fact checkers playing such an important role gives reporters pass. reporters are not good at math. that's not news. >> remedial math. >> that is definitely news. but they can cover the broader issues. they can cover other things. >> they want to cover the that it irof it and
along with our federal senator, senator sherrod brown. ohioans know what affects us all affects us indirectly and so the fact that the unemployment rate is below 8% is great news as well. >> we've been focusing this morning on the latino vote. how big of an effect could they have this time around, do you think? >> a huge impact. very huge impact in the state of ohio and all across the nation, and i believe that hispanic voters understand as well who has their back in terms of the 47%. you know, can you not represent people who you have disdain for, and no matter how governor romney tried to dress it up during his debate with the president, the fact remains that when he was in a setting of comfort among wealthy donors he said how he really felt about the 47%, so i believe that hispanic voters, african-american voters, other voters of color, people who live in poverty, working class people, understand who supports them and who wants to make sure that they can have the opportunity to live their measure of the american dream, and that is undoubtedly president obama. >> but if you look
want to cut the taxes out. as brown explained in the day clearly last night, no, not cutting taxes on the rich. but i want to do is lower rates over all by 20% and eliminate loopholes, deductions, exemptions, that sort of thing, which all serious people who look at the tax code think needs to be done. it is the richest of all the take the most advantage of tax deductions. that is a fairer way to look at it. you always feel like with reduction someone else is getting a better deal than you are. mitt romney has not specify with projections. i can think of you we should get rid of, like reductions for state and local taxes. why should the rest of the country be supporting the high tax rates of california and new york? he also explained in the debate, this is a general proposal. we will argue about it, talk about it. i will take to the democrats and we will work out. even the tax policy center that claims this would be a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich has said, and men and then we were not talking all the deduction that could've been taken. we were just guessing. this is an opinion,
smart. ♪ >>> joining us, bob brown, fidelity investment bond group. did you see the journal piece, investors jump off the junk pile, totally overheated. is that your view? >> the junk market has had a tremendous run this year. up over north of 12%. at the end of the day, i think investors are still looking for some level of income appreciation and the junk market is doing that. high yield companies have never been in better shape from a balance sheet perspective. and cash flows that they're providing. p so we continue to see the massive capital gains that we've seen or the run up in price appreciation that we've seen this year. probably not, but i think it's still a diversification. >> what kind of current yield can you get on an average junk bond? what's average, bb or something? >> bb. you're going to -- right now investor grade index spread is at approximately 140 basis points. rallied from 241 basis points. >> so what could i get? what percent and then maybe hope for maybe a little capital appreciation, but hopefully no capital loss. what kind of yield can i get? >> high quali
. martha: in 2010 then governor arnold schwarzenegger denied parole for davis. now governor jerry brown is set to make the final decision. bill: fbi investigators, now the team finally reaching the burned out consulate in benghazi, libya after three weeks of delay. the feds revealing little information so far. k. t. fact far land has been looking into this. former administrative assistant to president ronald reagan. they arrived at sun up, left at sundown, about 13 hours on the ground. they collected evidence for about three hours' time. what more do you have on that? >> this is a month later. there are so many problems with this it's hard to know where to start. there was an intelligence failure, why did we not know that there were attacks planned on the ambassador. there had been a number, a string of attacks leading up to this attack. an intelligence failure. two, a security failure. why? in the light of all the security warnings did they not provide the security? who made that decision? and that really is the third point, who made the decision, whose policy was it to not provide ade
brown kauffman. so this wasn't entirely at all a partisan thing. it came up against a lot of resistance in a lot of parties to break up the big banks. congresswoman waters, talk me down from my concern about the fact that if we get to a crisis, that basically size is the issue and everything is subsidiary to that. if we still have these big banks, even if we designate them, when the rubber hits the road and the crisis is at the door and everyone's hair is on fire, we're still just going to write them a blank check. >> no. absolutely not. first of all, you have to understand that when we experienced this crisis in this country with the failure of lehman brothers and all of a sudden we saw that our economy was at great risk, we were on the road to a depression, we didn't know what to do. nobody -- we had no rules. >> right. >> for how to deal with this so it has been very complicated and a lot of hard work, but we came up with dodd-frank and we came up with the designation so that we can have the living wills as a part of how we dissolve these institutions. we have come a long way from wh
or brown, 31% is how many poor african-american students who missed the third grade reading proficiency mark didn't graduate on time. 33% is how many poor latino students who failed to hit that third grade reading mark turned 19 without high school diplomas. but then there is this number. zero. zero is the gap between white and minority students when not living in poverty when it comes to graduation rates for third grade readers who hit their reading proficiency mark. what's at stake? well, it's known as matthew effect. as in the gospel of matthew. chapter 13, verse 12. that's next. a taste of what's h? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell any of that! febreze air
attention to more than just her eyes. she pens the pledge on her back of army wife jennifer brown for a photo to add to the group's facebook page. >> this pledge that you're making for your spouse is just as important as marriage vows. >> wise said she came up with the pledge and battling bare at a desperation which she said grew when she try today get help at ft. campbell for her husband with ptsd. >> maybe a naked woman would get attention and they wouldn't sweep me under the rug. i decided to do a photo campaign and it was what i call a god moment. ten minutes later, it was on facebook. >> this is a picture wise took wearing her husband's hat and holding his gun, but she said her husband was not her only inspiration. >> my husband's dog tags were found in his car when they retrieved his car and brought it back to me after they found my husband's body. >> her husband committed suicide in march. she says her husband sought help for ptsd but it wasn't enough. >> our soldiers have a lot to say. they have a lot bottled up inside of them. and no one's listening. i feel like they're a
party, by the way. >> you have jim brown talking about investors fleeing the market and the percentage of households from 2001 that have stocks or stock funs down to 46% now. i mean, is that a contrarian indicator of any kind? we make fun of these types of stories constantly. >> you see that the stock market was down? the machines are in charge. 50% of the trading and the sec is beginning to answer this question. >> sorry. i think it's funny, but yea, being look, every day you come here and there's some fiasco involving trading. >> we still haven't sorted through. we still don't know what the levels are with the ratios and kraft and the trade went off, the machine trade and people say, of course, because it's all phony and this used to be a place to raise capital. >> it still is a place to raise capital. >> no, 60% of volume have high-frequency trading. >> it is something that would be up 33% in the second. confidence has been hurt by an 11-year, no move at all in the s&p and we're up a bit this year and by so many of the trading glitches. >> no, no, was the bad -- >> no. no, that wasn
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